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message 1: by Sheri, Bookworm (last edited Aug 20, 2013 08:23PM) (new)

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The Betelgeuse Oracle by Joseph Macchiusi Joseph Macchiusi
Genre: Speculative/Apocalyptic Fiction
Page Count: 388

Book Description:
Every civilization has ended in collapse. Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome. All were sophisticated cultures brought low by unanticipated forces greater than themselves.

What forces hasten the collapse of our civilization? Not nuclear war, or climate change, or even an asteroid strike.

For millions of years the supergiant star Betelgeuse has waited patiently on Orion's right shoulder. Now its moment has arrived. It severs the single thread suspending Western civilization over a great abyss.

Something we take for granted disappears forever. Everything changes now that it is gone. Electronic equipment fails. Aircraft plummet from the sky. Motors cease to work. Distances that seem trifling by car become days-long slogs. Food and water are scarce. Forces awaken that have remained dormant for centuries. In a matter of hours, Western civilization teeters and falls.

James Muir is trapped in the midst of this huge calamity. Struggling to reunite with his wife and young daughters, he suffers bizarre, overpowering visions. A mysterious Voice berates him in ancient Egyptian. Amazed, he comprehends its command to embark on a quest for something it identifies only as 'the Stone.'

Hunted by cadres of well armed, highly trained militiamen, haunted by the erosion of his own sanity, James flees urban warfare, riot and pillage. He joins a group of desperate strangers, united to escape a metropolis transformed into a burning, violent wasteland.

But what awaits them beyond the fringes of the city? The further they get, the stronger is the painful tug exerted by the Voice on James's exhausted mind. As strangers grow into friends and lovers, James comes to realize that the thing called the Stone has a fanatical will of its own. Even if he survives the trek, he may not be strong enough to match the Stone's baffling power.

The Betelgeuse Oracle is a sweeping saga of loss and heroism, mysticism and visceral horror. Reading this novel will change the way you see the world.

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Reviewers:
1. Monica
2. Heather


message 2: by Sue Q (new)

Sue Q Ahhhh Orion is my favourite constellation! This looks like a great read.


I don't have a Kindle - so I can't review it yet - but I've marked as "to be read" for when you have a different version :)


message 3: by Monica (new)

Monica (catya77) Hello.
If you still need readers/reviewers, I'd love to read your book
I prefer mobi but can also do pdf

email= catya77@yahoo.com

Cheers,
Monica


message 4: by Tana (new)

Tana (tana_t) | 14665 comments Mod
sent in your request Monica


message 5: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 6238 comments Mod
Sent your request Heather


message 6: by Beppe (new)

Beppe DM Hi,

I can't review but I can post a promo on my blog

http://rosebeps.blogspot.it/

Let me know if you're interested


message 7: by Amy (new)

Amy H (twinypa) 8 copies left


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